December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 82
Hometown: Wykoff, MN


Biography

Cindy Gallea, 67, grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she experienced the pleasure of the outdoors and the good feeling of interacting with animals. She was first introduced to mushing in northern Minnesota in the late 1980’s. Initially she says she enjoyed recreational mushing and then began to enjoy racing. Her passion for mushing grew as she ran longer and longer races. “I love running dogs in a variety of situations and sharing the sport with others. But nothing is quite like the experience of running Iditarod and traveling with my team across Alaska. So, in spite of deciding, at least twice before, to retire from Iditarod, I’m back for one more run. I look forward to running my team which is a mix of some of my old buddies and some promising younger dogs. I hope we are blessed with good snow and can all work together to decrease our carbon footprint.” She graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a Master’s degree in nursing. She has worked as a nurse practitioner for the last 27 years. Cindy is the mother of two adult sons: Iditarod veteran, Jim, who still participates as a race official during the Iditarod, and Brian. She lists her hobbies as bicycling, canoeing, politics, family and friends.


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 12:58:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:40:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:20:00 16 3/02 21:30:00 16 1h 10m 3h 40m 11.45 42
Skwentna 3/03 00:55:00 16 3/03 07:05:00 16 6h 10m 3h 25m 9.95 34
Finger Lake 3/03 11:55:00 16 3/03 12:09:00 15 0h 14m 4h 50m 9.31 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 22:11:00 15 3/03 22:40:00 14 0h 29m 10h 2m 2.99 30
Rohn 3/04 04:42:00 14 3/04 11:44:00 14 7h 2m 6h 2m 7.96 48
Nikolai 3/05 00:01:00 14 3/05 07:21:00 14 7h 20m 12h 17m 6.11 75
McGrath 3/05 13:47:00 14 3/05 14:40:00 13 0h 53m 6h 26m 8.39 54
Takotna 3/05 17:14:00 13 3/06 18:14:00 13 25h 0m 2h 34m 7.01 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 20:45:00 13 3/06 21:04:00 13 0h 19m 2h 31m 9.93 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 13:25:00 13 3/07 20:49:00 12 7h 24m 16h 21m 3.61 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 10:33:00 12 3/08 18:42:00 12 8h 9m 13h 44m 8.16 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 01:20:00 12 3/09 09:02:00 12 6h 42m 6h 38m 7.84 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 15:28:00 12 3/09 22:57:00 11 7h 29m 6h 26m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 04:23:00 11 3/10 10:31:00 11 6h 8m 5h 26m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 00:48:00 11 3/11 07:55:00 11 7h 7m 14h 17m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 14:14:00 11 3/11 20:13:00 11 5h 59m 6h 19m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 03:24:00 11 3/12 09:23:00 11 5h 59m 7h 11m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 16:00:00 11 3/12 21:07:00 10 5h 7m 6h 37m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 04:02:00 10 3/13 12:17:00 8 8h 15m 6h 55m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 19:35:00 8 3/13 19:38:00 8 0h 3m 7h 18m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 22:56:20 8 3h 18m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 22